John Brewster Jr. (1766-1854) was a deaf portrait painter who created beautiful and ethereal images of American people during the formative period of the nation. Beginning in the 1790s, Brewster traveled throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and eastern New York state in search of commissions. His extant of portraits show his ability to produce delicate and sensitive likenesses in full-size or miniature, and in oil on canvas or watercolor on ivory. He was especially successful in capturing childhood innocence in his signature full-length images of young children. In 1854 Brewster died at age eighty-eight, leaving an invaluable record of his era and a priceless artistic legacy. This book features 43 color plates of Brewster's portraits. 2006 paperback, 64 pages.